Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson go on a camping trip. After a good dinner and a bottle of wine, they retire for the night, and go to sleep. Some hours later, Holmes wakes up and nudges his faithful friend. “Watson, look up at the sky and tell me what you see.”

“I see millions and millions of stars, Holmes” replies Watson. “And what do you deduce from that?” Watson ponders for a minute.

“Well, astronomically, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, I observe that Saturn is in Leo. Horologically, I deduce that the time is approximately a quarter past three. Meteorologically, I suspect that we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. Theologically, I can see that God is all powerful, and that we are a small and insignificant part of the universe. What does it tell you, Holmes?”

Holmes is silent for a moment. “Watson, you idiot!” he says. “Someone has stolen our tent!”


🙂 Lesson learnt – The answer to most question in life is often not that complicated.

1) Do I love him/her? – yes/no
2) How to go to work early tomorrow? – Sleep earlier
3) What to do to get promotion? – Work harder
4) Who is that guy with my girlfriend? – Ask him

Of course, some answers deserve every consideration. We must consider every factors before making a decision. I am all for that, but believe me when I say that most of the time, we actually already know the answer to it. And it is just that simple..

The problem is when we want to figure out any other way to get what we want. In short, we want an answer that we like or sometimes, we just want to complicate things for fun 🙂

Any other questions you might know that we often complicated their answers? 🙂

———- Personal Note ———
Enjoy your weekend dear friends… I apparently is now having headache. Hopefully tomorrow, with some sleep it’ll get better.

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  1. 03 Nov 07 5:49 pm

    Sometimes instead of accepting that simple fact, we try to live in denial by circumstantial, or even tangential justification — elaborating on and on.. away from the answer.

    Option A – “I like him but he’s too short, has no money and future security, with facial assymmetry. Oh my please tell me what to do….bla bla.. I don’t wanna be mean but.. bla bla.. zzzz..”

    Option B – “I want a new boyfriend.”

    Setuju dengan banji. Life is most of the time simple. But when simplicity is harsh or unsatisactory, we tend to complicate.

    I like this entry :-D~

  2. 03 Nov 07 6:01 pm

    Hehe. U were asking for another question..

    “Do you wanna go out with me today?”

    A. Ahhh one cold morning.. Best nya duk dlm comforter, rasa takmo bangun.. Lepak atas katil with breakfast on bed sambil tgk ANTM best ni.. You know, saturday doesn’t come every day.. Yey! Today is my foot rejuvenating day.. Put my feet into that little foot tub with camomile oil.. Haaa.. Mahsyuk..

    B. No, I prefer to relax at home.


  3. 03 Nov 07 8:56 pm

    heheh intan… basically u can always simply say no…
    but one kept on giving excuse for the NO first n then say no…
    Japanese is hard to say no.
    contoh nyer…
    Packard: dey pocket… jum gi makan yok..
    Pocket : umph…lapo jgak kan cam keja ni tak siap lg .. n considering ko mesti nak lepak lepak nak makan kan…soooooooo…
    (Kata pocket sambil mentelengkan kepalanya…)

  4. banji
    03 Nov 07 9:35 pm

    Intan – facial assymetry? wow.. never thought a woman would go that far 🙂

    I too like your summary of the entry – “Life is most of the time simple. But when simplicity is harsh or unsatisactory, we tend to complicate.”

    Like DaPocket said, we tend to give excuse to justify our decision, when the fact is we need not. We actually already have a decision in mind

    A very good example intan…

  5. banji
    03 Nov 07 9:36 pm

    DaPocket – Maybe because japanese say no with “Iiee”, that’s relatively harder to say than “hait” huhu

  6. 06 Nov 07 6:08 pm

    Do you know me?

    He… He… This is another question. Life is fulled of questions. 😉

  7. banji
    06 Nov 07 6:20 pm

    Jayce – that’s a good one…for a minute there, I thought you were another long lost friend of mine 🙂

    Welcome! hope to see you again here

  8. 06 Oct 08 4:30 am

    hey good lesson and I love the drawing, its just perfect, can I copy that one? thnaks

  9. 06 Oct 08 12:43 pm

    Noushy – Thank you for reading. Appreciate it.

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